Trig Pillars, A Theodolite & Survey Tools: Mapping The World

It may be hard to remember the days before Global Positioning Systems, but this technology only has been available at large for about 20 years. Of course, we’ve been using maps for thousands of years, so tools such as trig pillars, theodolites, survey compasses and more were essential. Here’s a … Continue reading

Measuring Instruments & The Weird World Of Measurement

If you thought measurement and measuring instruments were rather lackluster topics, we implore you to think again. The world of measurement has been anything but dull through the centuries, and there are some interesting facts about measurement that might make you appreciate all the work that goes into creating a … Continue reading

The Electronic Theodolite & Meteorology

If you thought that an electronic theodolite was just a tool for surveyors, think again. The theodolite has helped meteorologists and others predict the weather for more than 100 years.  The History Of Theodolites & Meteorology The theodolite has been around for several hundred years, but until the late 18th … Continue reading